CITY ROAD CLOSURES AND ALTERNATIVE ROUTES



 BESTMED TSHWANE CLASSIC CITY ROAD CLOSURES AND ALTERNATIVE ROUTES:

The following roads in the Pretoria city centre will be closed on Sunday morning from 05h30 – 14h00 for the staging of the Bestmed Tshwane Classic. Alternative route/s listed in brackets.
Please note motorists will be allowed to cross the affected roads when it’s safe, but will not be allowed onto the race route. Motorists who need to cross the route, have to allow for delays.

  • Struben Street (Boom Street)
  • Sophie de Bruyn (Es’kia Mphahlele)
  • Madiba (Francis Baardt, remainder Struben Street)
  • Steve Biko (Nelson Mandela, Gordon Street)
  • Soutpansberg Road (Annie Botha, Nico Smith)
  • Tom Jenkins (Gordon Street)
  • Government (None)
  • Stanza Bopape (Pretorius, Francis Baardt)
  • University (Roper, Johnston)
  • Justice Mahomed (Jorissen/Kotze)
  • Elandspoort (Leyds Street, Nelson Mandela)
  • Christina de Witt – South (Solomon Mahlangu)
  • Eeufees (Kgosi Mampuru)

ABOUT THE RACE



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VENUE LAYOUT

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OFFICIAL PREMIER SEEDING EVENT

FOR THE CAPE TOWN CYCLE TOUR.

Official Start Times



  *98km Road race (White with green border)

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$ 1 200 05h45      CSA Elite Men, U/23 Men
& 201 300 05h45      Junior Men (17-18)
% 301 400 05h50      CSA Elite Ladies, U23 Ladies
%V 401 480 05h50      CSA Lic Vet Ladies
VA 481 630 05h55      CSA Lic Vet Men (30-39)
VB 631 830 06h00     CSA Lic Vet Men (40-49)
TL 831 920 06h05     Tandems
TL 831 920 06h05     Tandems
PrL 921 940 06h05     Para Cyclists
VC 941 1140 06h10    CSA Lic Vet Men (50-59)
AL 1141 1340 06h15 Open/Seeded
BL 1341 1540 06h20 Open/Seeded
CL 1541 1740 06h25 Open/Seeded
DL 1741 1940 06h30 Open/Seeded
EL 1941 2220 06h35 Open/Seeded
FL 2221 2520 06h40      Open/Seeded
GL 2521 2820 06h45     Open/Seeded
HL 2821 3120 06h50 Open/Seeded
IL 3121 3420 06h55 Open/Seeded
JL 3421 3720 07h00 Open/Seeded
KL 3721 4020 07h05 Open/Seeded
LL 4021 4320 07h10 Open/Seeded
ML 4321 4620 07h15 Open/Seeded
         

   *50km Road race (White with yellow border)

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* 4621 4700 07h20 CSA Lic U15&U17 Boys and U17 Girls
%+ 4701 4720 07h20 Junior Ladies (17-18)
TM 4721 4780 07h24    Tandems
TM 4721 4780 07h24   Tandems
PrM 4781 4800 07h24 Para Cyclists
AM 4801 5100 07h28 Open
BM 5101 5400 07h32 Open
CM 5401 5700 07h36 Open
DM 5701 6000 07h40 Open
         

    *20km Road race (White )

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AS 6001 6300 07h20 Open
         

    *Kermesse

   

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      10h45 Invitation group Ladies
      11h05 Invitation group Men
         

    *FUN ROAD KIDS RACE 500m

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  6301 6380 09h00 Open
         

*FUN ROAD WHEELCHAIRS RACE  500M

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  6381 6400 09h10 Open
         

    *FUN ROAD KIDS RACE 5 KM

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  6401 6500 09h20 Open

    *FUN Run/Walk RACE 5 KM

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  6501 6600 10h00 Open

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS



1RACE VILLAGE:

The Bestmed Tshwane Classic race village is situated centrally inside the grounds of the Voortrekker Monument. The Monument offers more than enough parking and venue infrastructure to ensure a user-friendly experience for participants.

Specific features at the race village will include:

  • Massage therapists on hand to massage tired legs.
  • Top-quality start/finish shoot
  • Easy access to ample parking, entertainment and restroom facilities
  • Spectator-friendly area
  • Bike-tech area
  • Kiddies race
  • Exciting give-aways and competitions
2REGISTRATION VENUES:

Cycle Lab Fourways 
Wednesday 30 October 2019, from 10:00 – 17:00
or 
The Bicycle Company Centurion 
Thursday 31 October 2019, from 10:00 – 17:00
or
Solomons Cycles, Pretoria East, Gift Acres Shopping Centre, Lynnwood Road
Friday 1 November 2019, from 10:00-17:00
or
Solomons Cycles, Pretoria North (529 Gerrit Maritz Street)
Saturday 2 November 2019, from 09:00 – 13:00

3ENTRY FEES:

95km: R385
60km: R245
20km: R120
5km kiddies and celebrity race:  R50
500m kiddies race: R50

Entries close at 23h59 on Tuesday 22 October 2019

4PROOF OF CSA AFFILLIATION:
You will be required to produce your valid CSA license, proof of Provincial or Club affiliation at registration or you will be required to purchase an event license at registration for R 45.00
5SEEDING:
Seeding of the events is done according to the Cycle Events national seeding ladder for all online entries and pre-entries received and paid before the closing date.
6TANDEMS:

Each rider must complete a separate entry form or enter as required online.  
Please fill in your tandem-partner’s name and ID.  Both Tandem riders must wear Race Tec timing chips to have a result and seeding for the event.

7TIMING COMPANY:

Timing results for both the road and mountain bike events to be done by Race Tec.
Each entrant must be in the possession of a Race Tec timing chip to receive timing.
Each cyclist must carry the Race Tec timing chip for the duration of the event.
NO CHIP: NO RESULTS, NO PRIZE MONEY, NO TROPHY.
Race Tec timing chips will be for sale at the registration venues as well as at the start at a cost of R130.00

8RIDE CUT-OFF:

CUT OFF TIMES
98km:
Cut off 1 - left turn onto M26 from M22 at 21km: 8:45am
Cut Off 2 - N4 and Trans Oranje on the East bound carriage way at 71km: 11:30am
Cut Off 3 - Corner of Vermeulen and Steve Biko at 80km. Long distance riders diverted onto the 50km route:  12:30pm
Cut off 3: (Corner of Government Road and Madiba) at 86km: 13:15pm
Cut off at the finish line: 14:00pm
   
 50km:
Cut off 1 - left turn onto N4 at 7km: 8:30am
Cut off 2 - N4 and Trans Oranje on the East bound carriage way at 31km: 11:30am
Cut off 3 – Corner of Government and Madiba at 38.5km: 13:15pm
Cut off at the finish line: 14:00pm

20km:
Halfway cut-off at Limpopo Avenue: 08:15am

9SUBSTITUTIONS AND DISTANCE CHANGES:

No cyclist may use another person’s cycling number.
If you are unable to ride, someone may take your place with a letter of authorization from you.
Your entry fee will not be refunded and the substitute participant will be required to pay a fee of R60 over and above the applicable entry fee.
Distance changes will be treated as a substitution.
No substitutions will be allowed on race day, regardless of circumstance.
Your entry fee will not be refunded.

10ROAD SAFETY:

NO HELMET NO RIDE
Ample Lead and sweep vehicles will be available as well as a strong contingent from Metro Police.
All participants are deemed to have acquainted themselves with the rules and regulations and are bound to them.
Cyclists must at all times obey the instructions of the traffic officers and marshals and comply strictly with the rules of the road, unless authorized to the contrary by a traffic officer or a marshal.
Failure to comply will lead to disqualification.

11PRIZE GIVING AND LUCKY DRAW:

Prize giving will start at the Voortrekker Monument at 12:00 or as soon after results dependant.
A lucky draw will take place.
No prize money will be handed to winners before the prize giving, regardless of circumstance.
You will forfeit the prize money / trophy if you are not present at the prize giving.

12BAD WEATHER:
The event will take place regardless of weather conditions and will only be cancelled for safety reasons. No refunds will be made.
13PHOTOGRAPHERS:
The official photographer for the event will be Jetline Action Photo available at http://www.jetlineactionphoto.com
14RESULTS:

The provisional results of the event will be available within 24 hours on the website:  www.racetec.co.za
Any objections must be tabled with the race organizer / referee / CSA officials within 1 hour after the finish of the race, and accompanied by a payment of R100. Further changes to the results must be sent to queries@racetec.co.za no later than 7 days after the race. NO CHANGES will be made thereafter, as they cannot be included in the National Seeding Index.

15RACE ORGANISERS DISCRETION:

The race organizers have complete discretion in deciding whether to accept the entry of a participant. The organisers retain the right to refuse the entry of any rider should they so decide. All race results will be in the hands of the race organisers whose decision will be final, there being no right of appeal.
For any further enquiries please contact lenieblou@gmail.com

THE ROUTE



20km

  • Start on Eeufees road
  • TR onto Christiana de Wit
  • Strait onto Botha Ave
  • TR at Limpopo Ave
  • TR onto Botha Ave
  • Strait onto Christiana de Wit
  • TL onto Eufees Road and Finish

 

50km Route

  • Start on Eeufees road in front of the Voortrekker Monument (opposite direction to 98km distance)
  • Straight onto Rodger Dyson
  • Right into Frikkie Meyer
  • Left into Industrial
  • Right into Trans Oranje
  • Left onto N4 Magallies Freeway
  • Turn Around and join long distance under bridge
  • Right onto Eskia Mpahlele M22
  • Left into Struben
  • Right into Sophie De Bruyn
  • Left into Vermeulen (Madiba)
  • Join 98km long distance below Union Buildings
  • Left into Stanza Bopape
  • Right into Eastwood
  • Left into Park Street
  • Left into Madiba and keep going straight
  • Right into University Road
  • Right onto M11 Justus Mahomed
  • Left onto Steve Biko
  • Straight onto Elandspoort Avenue (M3)
  • Straight onto M18
  • Turn Right onto Eufees Rd
  • Straight and finish on Eeufees Rd

 

Long Distance 98km

  • Start on Eeufees road in front of the Voortrekker Monument, direction Fountains
  • Right into Christiana de Wit
  • Left into Kruger
  • Right into Trichardt Rd M10
  • Right onto R55
  • Left onto M26
  • Right onto R511
  • Left onto onramp to N4
  • Left onto N4 Magallies Freeway
  • Right into Eskia Mpahlele M22
  • Left into Struben
  • Right into Sophie De Bruyn
  • Left into Vermeulen (Madiba)
  • Left into Beatrix (Steve Biko)
  • Right into Soutpansberg
  • Right into Tom Jenkins
  • Right into Government Ave
  • Left into Madiba
  • Left into Stanza Bopape
  • Right into Eastwood
  • Left into Park Street
  • Right into University Road
  • Right onto M11 Justice Mohamed
  • Left into Mears (Steve Biko)
  • Straight onto Elandspoort Ave M3
  • Straight onto M18
  • Right into Eeufees Rd
  • Straight and finish on Eeufees Rd

 

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Beneficiaries



Hectic Promotions Charity projects for 2019 (Cycle4Food is a registered NPO):

  1. CHOC FOUNDATION

More info on www.choc.org.za

  1. CANSA

More info on www.cansa.org.za

  1. Recycling:

These unique recycling projects are aimed at assisting needy individuals and communities in providing education and active involvement in recycling to improve their living conditions.
We work on the principle that it’s better to teach someone to fish rather than dishing out food.
Our involvement doesn’t entail simply the dishing out of recycling tools, but rather promoting recycling to the benefit of our environment. We have teamed up with a community of car guards who form part of the Tshwane Recycling Project and actively collect and recycle daily.
These car guards work long hours to try and make a living to support their families. In addition to their “normal” jobs they are also remunerated for their active role in recycling and thereby they assist in keeping our environment green for generations to come.
This project is situated in Lyttleton Road. The recycling area is fenced off to hide it from sight.
This group is well-organised, and our task is now to extend this programme into other communities.

  1. Growing vegetables:

 

Vehicle tyres can’t be recycled because of their high oil content. We have received a donation of 3000 tyres and the Tshwane Metro has made facilities available at clinics where we can teach patients and needy individuals how to grow vegetables in these tyres.
The project kicked off early February last year. The upkeep of the project involves a skilled leader who receives training from us in the sustainable growth of vegetables on an intense, micro scale. We are in the process of setting up a course guide book and the course will be accredited upon completion.
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  1. Winter Woollies Knitting project:

The knitting project is making wonderful progress. In 2017 our knitting ladies from various old age homes knitted 400 beanies which were handed out at schools during the winter of 2017.
In the winter of 2018 the contribution was 1800 beanies and our aim is to increase this figure to 2500 in 2019.
Besides the delightful beanies which are knitted, the process also provides a feeling of belonging for these otherwise lonely elderly ladies and they have a wonderful sense of contribution to society.
Our need here is for wool. The more wool we can supply the more beanies our ladies can knit.

  1. Improving learning ability at schools:

 

Drs Ryna du Plooy and Louisa Meyer have completed courses required to present this wonderful initiative which is centred around the use of Lego blocks to improve learning ability. Through our cycling initiatives we have built up a strong relationship with the Danish embassy in Pretoria who assist with blocks, which are manufactured in Denmark.
Research has shown that the children’s learning ability increases dramatically through this program and we are very excited with its implementation.

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  1. Decorating the Tshwane Medical Clinics

We also use the tyres donated to create beautifully sculpted “recycled “decorations for clinics in Tshwane.
We employed a previously unemployed individual, Joseph Ntuli, last year, sent him on a gardening course and funded him to get a drivers’ license.
We provide him with tools, hardware and tyres and pay him a monthly salary of R6 000.
He donates his sculptures to the Tshwane Metro which they use to decorate their clinics. The clinics mostly serve the poor and the idea is to liven up the otherwise gloomy atmosphere which governs these clinics to lift patients’ spirits.
The clinics that have benefitted from the upliftment project include Rooihuiskraal, Eldoraigne, Lyttelton and Atteridgeville.
We have also decorated numerous schools in previously disadvantaged areas.
The Tshwane Metro have made two buildings available to the project. We use one as a workshop and the other as storage for completed sculptures.
At first it was a foreign concept for Joseph, but he has become a master and we are even now considering a formal exhibition of his sought-after sculptures.
We would like to train as many unemployed individuals as possible to follow in Joseph’s footsteps. As humanity we all have an obligation to do something for impoverished communities and it’s our task to facilitate this on as large a scale as possible.

  1. Free race entry to development riders.

All cycling events presented by us afford free entry for development riders. Over the most recent presentations of the events, we have provided free entry to approximately 1000 riders. A total of 700 previously disadvantaged riders took part in the 2018 Tshwane Classic.

  1. Creating further employment opportunities

Our knitting and tyre decoration projects offer training and enterprise opportunities. We would like to teach the skills learnt by Joseph to other unemployed individuals and we would also like to encourage enterprise creation within members of the community by teaching them how to knit and then to sell their knitted creations.

  1. Revamping Libraries.

The Tshwane Metro struggles to set aside enough funds for upkeep of their facilities and in the past few years public libraries have really started to decay.  We have completed a revamp of the Eldoraigne Library by fixing ceilings, repainting and establishing a beautiful garden at the library.

Our Partners



Charities that will benefit from the event include the Cancer Association of South Africa and the Keep Tshwane Clean/ THUSO LEFATSHE project by Tshwane Metro and Hectic Promotions.

The aim with this project is to improve the working conditions of the people who search for re-usable and recyclable material in dustbins and to make the people of Tshwane more aware of the important task these people are doing and in the process to promote recycling. South Africa is at present ranked fifth lowest in the world in recycling. We have a responsibility towards Mother Earth and future generations.

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